Four-year-old Bailey Stevens was born a fighter. After being diagnosed with a life-threatening bacteria at 4 days old, Bailey continued to beat the odds while being cared for at Spring Valley Hospital.
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As parents search for options for children on spring break, places around Henderson have announced various opportunities.
James Sernas, 22, could be the poster person for the Candlelighters. He is approaching the five-year mark of his treatment, beating back cancer that came out of nowhere. Now that he’s finished his treatment, Sernas plans to participate in the Tour de Summerlin on April 26, raising funds for the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada.
Henderson resident Valerie Sweet has been living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder, for more than a decade. Even though she has her struggles, she is determined to push through and have a normal life. She plans to participate in the Walk MS at 8:30 a.m. April 26 at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road.
In a city known for grandiose arena proposals, Adam Stio and Joel Hoopaugh figured there was a business niche for a low-key, micro-sports facility that caters to kids and adult recreational sports. So, the duo invested $150,000 to start up a 27,000-square-foot sports center called the Southern Nevada Sports Centre, which opened Jan. 1.
A beautiful destination for a cool-season excursion, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge offers hiking, picnicking and wildlife watching. It encompasses 23,000 acres of desert uplands and streams, ponds, reservoirs and wetlands created by more than 50 springs, mostly warm water.
Local tennis enthusiasts are scoring big with the news that the United States Tennis Association’s Nevada chapter has received a $50,000 grant to further its children’s programs.
The city of Henderson envisions itself becoming a nationally recognized bicycle community, the type that lures tourist dollars as a destination.
Besides helping people get their New Year’s resolutions on track, instructors at Z Crew Studios are participating in various valley fundraisers, dealing with social awareness efforts such as human trafficking. On Feb. 28, a Zumba event raised funds for Three Square food bank.
Henderson is rolling out another series of bicycle-friendly events from the Bike Swap & Ride to the Stroll ‘n Roll.
A resilient survivor of one of the last great gold-mining booms in the West, Beatty persists as a commercial center and transportation hub in sparsely populated Nye County.
103 Hot Pilates & Yoga plans to introduce a Yoga by the Glass class on the 13th of each month that will infuse wine and yoga. Manager ErikaRae Theobald-Grant said the wine will help class participants loosen up.
With stunning scenery, a colorful past and plenty of adventurous outdoor activities, rugged Eldorado Canyon invites visitors to step back in time.
A National Park Service official said searches have been scaled back to routine patrols in a Lake Mead area where two Las Vegas-area fishermen were reported missing from a capsized boat more than two weeks ago.
Despite a slight increase in traffic last year — 6.3 million visitors in 2013 — Lake Mead National Recreation Area dropped to sixth on the list of the most visited national park sites.
Henderson is not planning to eliminate senior transportation to the Heritage Park Senior Facility, but the city wants to find a cheaper way to do business.
The Clark County Museum offers absorbing excursions into Southern Nevada’s past. It includes indoor exhibit space, a neighborhood of vintage houses, a railroad depot and more.
“I had a vision,” said Tracey Allyn Cutler, owner and instructor at The Stage Professional Dance and Fitness Studio, 2510 Anthem Village Drive in Henderson. “I wanted to share my passion and joy with other people. No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to learn to dance.”
Death Valley National Park attracts visitors year-round, but springtime brings the greatest number of people.
Question: On the north side of our house, we have a 10-foot-wide space we are trying to landscape. Several have suggested planting bay laurel trees, but we are concerned about the tree’s size for the space. When we went to the nursery, their suggestion was the Majestic Beauty hawthorn tree. Will the hawthorn tree do well in our climate and soils?
Grapevine Canyon, located toward the southern end of Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is said to be among the best of all places to see the intriguing Native American rock art called petroglyphs. It’s certainly one of the easiest to visit. It’s especially good if you want to take small children or other folks who can’t hike long distances, as the best petroglyph panels are at the mouth of the canyon only about a quarter-mile from the parking area.
Starting March 8, Southern Nevadans will have a chance to reconnect with the Las Vegas Valley’s equine past when Horses4Heroes Inc., a Las Vegas-based nonprofit organization, moves to Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs to offer the public horseback riding and other family-friendly activities.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas is readying for its second season and has started hiring for more than 450 seasonal jobs. The water park will open April 12 and operate through September.